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Thursday, November 14, 2013


Vatican City, 14 November 2013 (VIS) - Today, the Holy Father:

- appointed Bishop Sebastian Francis Shaw as Archbishop of Lahore (area 23,069, population 27,023,000, Catholics 404,000, priests 78, religious 343), Pakistan. Archbishop-elect Shaw was previously auxiliary of Lahore and apostolic administrator “ad nutum Sanctae Sedis” of the same archdiocese.

- accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Nanterre, France, presented by Bishop Gerard Daucourt, in accordance with canon 401 para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law.

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